City of Alexandria to Host 23rd Annual Alexandria Earth Day, April 30

SOURCE: Alexandria City

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NOTE: This release was updated to include corrected information about the free DASH bus pass (in bold italic)

Choose To Reuse — Your Choices Matter

On Saturday, April 30, join the City of Alexandria for the 23rd Annual Alexandria Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration. This year’s event is at a new location: the Lenny Harris Memorial Fields at Braddock Park, 1005 Mount Vernon Ave., adjacent to the George Washington Middle School. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. and will run until 2 p.m. Admission is free; food and beverages will be sold.

This family-friendly event includes the Sixth Annual Upcycling Showcase, featuring students from Alexandria City Public Schools who will show their upcycling creations based on the theme,“Choose to Reuse—Your Choices Matter.”

Other activities include

“Tent Talks,” featuring topics such as recycling in Alexandria; choosing native plants in Alexandria; oyster restoration; and live animal exhibits
The Eighth Annual Ellen Pickering Award presentation
Arbor Day Tree Planting
Live animal exhibits
Live music by local artists
Environmental education exhibitors and plant giveaways
For a complete list of activities, visit

Alexandria Earth Day is based on the need to promote education and lead us all to a green and sustainable future, in keeping with the goals of the Eco-City Alexandria Initiative. The Alexandria Earth Day Committee has committed to making this event a zero-waste and carbon neutral.

The public is encouraged to take public transit, walk or bike to the event.

Bicyclists may visit for the City’s Bikeways Map, which features the City’s best on-street and off-road bikeways.
For DASH bus route and schedule information, call 703.370.DASH or visit
For Metrorail and Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit
This year, DASH will be offering free rides to the event from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 30. Visit for a printable pass to ride DASH to the event.

Parking is available in the George Washington Middle School parking lot, adjacent to the Lenny Harris Memorial Fields.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be relocated to the George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mount Vernon Avenue.

For more information on Earth Day activities, visit or call the Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Cheryl Lawrence at 703.746.5419 (VA Relay 711), or e-mail

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at or 703.746.3959.

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